I like to imagine that Baz Luhrman knows what he’s doing, but sometimes, that can always be a tougher question to answer. Moulin Rouge is great. Australia? Not so much. Honestly, I love the book, but this adaptation has gotten me worried ever since the first trailer. It’s not Gatsby, it’s this colorful, hijacked version that is trying to attract high school kids who don’t want to read classic American literature. Hopefully I’m wrong, but we shall see, now won’t we?
The Great Gatsby comes out this summer 2013.